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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

September 22, 2016


Okay, looks like a busy fall for western Hanover, plenty to do and lots of opportunities for some good food, too! Hope you can make it to some if not all of these events!
Celebrate fall with Bingo Friday, Sept. 23, at the Beaverdam Ruritan Club. Admission is $20 for 16 games. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., yummy concessions, cash prizes and fun for all. Smoke free, air conditioned building. The club is located at 18002 Teman Road, in Beaverdam. More information is available on
Taylorsville Baptist Church is gearing up for their Roast Beef Dinner, which will take place Sept. 24 at Taylorsville Baptist Church. This event will benefit the Taylorsville Food Pantry and Youth Missions. The dinner will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults cost $9; Kids 6-12 cost $4.50 and 5 and under free.
The Independence Ruritan Club will be having their semi-annual Brunswick Stew sale Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Ruritan Clubhouse located behind Independence Christian Church, 14023 Independence Road (off Route 54 west of Ashland). The stew will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for only $7 a quart. Quantity is limited. To reserve yours in advance, call (804) 798-5171 or (804) 798-6579 by Thursday, Sept. 22. The proceeds from this activity will help provide three scholarships for the Class of 2017 at Patrick Henry High School. In conjunction with this stew sale the Disciples Women of Independence Church are having a bake sale. The ladies are great cooks and they sell out fast. Come early to get the best selection.
Country School Quilters has an exhibit of 80 quilts made by their members at the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education through Sept. 27. The exhibit is dedicated to former charter member, Dorothy “Dot” Holloway, who passed away this year. For more information about the group, go to
The Church of Our Saviour in Montpelier will be having their annual Bizarre and Brunswick Stew sale Saturday, Oct. 8, starting at 8 a.m. There will be crafts, baked goods, a silent auction, food, quilt raffle, kid’s games, and much more. To register for a vendor space, call the church at (804) 883-5943.
All-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast, hosted by Independence Ruritan Club Saturday, Oct. 8, from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m., to benefit Hanover Christmas Mother. Breakfast includes: salt herring fillets, scrambled eggs, bacon, spiced apples, cornbread, grits, coffee and orange juice only $9 for adults. The Ruritan Club Community House is located behind Independence Christian Church, 14033 Independence Road (off Route 54, west of Ashland).  For more information, call (804) 798-6579.
The West Hanover VRS will be having their $10,000 raffle and dinner on Saturday, Oct. 15, tickets are on sale now. Call (804) 883-5891 or (804) 883-5861 for tickets. Hope you can come out and support this very important organization that we depend on tremendously!
Oct. 4, AARP Hanover Chapter #5335 will be celebrating 15 years of community service to Hanover County. Mayor Foley and Chief Goodman of Ashland, Sheriff Hines of Hanover County and David DeBiasi, Associate State Director of AARP Virginia will be speaking. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and the awarding of the Chapters substantial raffle. From Midlothian Virginia, Chapel Valley recording artists, The Finneys, with their Christian Country music style, have agreed to entertain us throughout the morning. The venue will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hanover Arts & Activity Center, 500 South Center Street, Ashland. Refreshments will be served. Come one, come all.
Please let me know if you have news you’d like to share, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. I’m always looking for good news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.
Have a great week!